Ragdoll Cats For Sale
Are You Looking For Ragdoll Cats For Sale?
If you are looking for Ragdoll cats for sale you may want to bone up on their background and history first so here is a quick overview. The breed can be traced back to around mid 1960’s America. California to be precise. A white domestic longhair Siamese/Angora called Josephine produced two consecutive litters of large kittens that displayed a propensity to “go limp” when picked up. This is where the name “Ragdoll” came from and it stuck. The original breeder bucked the system and instead of seeking acceptance with the cat associations of the day decided instead to establish their own registry. This led to some stringent breeding regulations for anyone wanting to breed or offer Ragdoll cats for sale under the associations auspices. However there was a husband and wife who lead a breakaway group back in 1975. They eventually developed the breed to standards that were subsequently acceptable to the major cat fancier associations of America.
There Are Ragdoll Cats For Sale But Be Prepared To Pay Well.
The breed is also recognised in the UK and you can find plenty of Ragdoll cats for sale there but be prepared to pay a premium. I have recently seen Ragdoll kittens on sale for as much as £750! on UK web sites. Obviously you should expect the kittens in this high end category to be 100% pedigree with enough proof of linage documentation to use up a small Brazilian rain forest. If that is not the case then I would be very wary to part with such an amount of my hard earned cash for any cat. As with many other pedigree breeds Ragdoll cats for sale should be examined very closely for any physical deformities. The bottom line is that this is a fairly young breed. The nineteen sixties may sound like it was a long way back in history but the average life of a cat is around 15 years. Its pretty obvious that there was a very limited gene pool and so to produce a pedigree with all the desired characteristics in tact it would have to be quite closely bred. There have been concerns voiced about hereditary heart conditions (Cardiomyopathy) and genetic Polycystic Kidney Disease too.
Ragdoll Cats For Sale What Do You Get For Your Money?
Your typical Ragdoll cat will be larger than average cat with a very docile nature. There is much speculation as to whether this docility and floppiness has been bred in or if it is in fact a genetic discrepancy. There are also many reports of Ragdoll cats wandering into the road and other potentially dangerous situations totally unfazed. They are definitely the most laid back and easy going breed of cats. In fact some breeders in the UK have actually worked towards breeding out some of this acute docility in the interest of the cat. There is no doubt however that the Ragdoll is an ideal house pet. It requires little attention apart from a grooming around once a week and its great with kids too. If you think this is the breed for your family you can find Ragdoll Cats for sale here.